Terrycloth and Microfiber Mops for More Effective Cleaning

By: Cathy Green

String mops are going the way of the dinosaur, at least here at UpperCrust Maids. We do use industrial quality string mops on very large surfaces and basements, in conjunction with yellow buckets. We also use the old fashioned string mops in spaces that are muddy or particularly dirty.

Other than on large surfaces, we use microfiber mops and terrycloth covered mops for floors in homes. Terrycloth mops are great on wood, ceramic, vinyl and linoleum floors.

What I love about these mops is that instead of sticking an old fashioned string mop down into dirty water, you now have the convenience of simply spraying your washing solution on the floor (such as, vinegar/water solution for wood floors)and then mopping away! It cuts down on cleaning time significantly. And the cotton covers of course are washable. In addition, the swivel base of these mops are able to fit under spaces as low as 2.5 inches—and swivels to fit between tight spaces.

Unlike string mops, that generally leave debris all over the place, the cotton and microfiber mops act as dust magnets. Even if you are having a cleaning company in to take care of your space, I would advise you to have some of these mops handy in your home.

Microfiber mops are super absorbent and can hold six times their weight in water. They can be used to dust wall and floors with the dry pads and you can use the wet pads to mop the floors. 

Yes, the string mops have had their day. But it’s a new day. Two thumbs up to microfiber and terrycloth mops!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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